CU Golf takes third

Photo by Krista Pylant

Photo by Krista Pylant

Jacob Jardel
Assistant Managing Editor
@JJardel_Writing

The Aggie men’s golf team claimed some hardware at the Classic at the Tribute on Oct. 27-28 at The Colony, Texas.

The two-day tournament saw the Black and Gold close their 2014 run in third place, five strokes off Classic winner Midwestern State. Head Coach Jerry Hrnciar said the team was able to improve on their day-one scores, but their lackluster performances on two holes did them in.

“As a group, we shot 12-over on holes 10 and 17,” Hrnciar said in a press release, “which is what really done us in today from having a chance to win the tournament.”

Double-digit winds proved to be the story of the first day of the tournament for Cameron who carded a 291, good enough for a fourth place finish behind round leaders Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Wesleyan.

The Aggies were one stroke off the pace of the third-place Mustangs and two ahead of fifth-place Incarnate Word.

Senior Bradley Ferrell and junior Cullen Stahl led the way for the Black and Gold with a pair of 72s, putting them in a group of golfers tied for fifth place behind Texas Wesleyan’s Jose Rolz.

Senior Corey Bounds kept pace with Ferrell and Stahl, shooting a 73 and joining another group of golfers at a tie for 14th.

Junior Zander Winston, a stroke behind Bounds, tied for 26th with his group. Senior Dylan McClure carded the final CU score with a 75, putting him in a tie for 36th place at the end of the first day.

Cameron’s junior varsity team finished day one in a tie for eighth overall with a first round 302. Senior Zeb Littlefield and junior Justin Jang carded matching 73s to lead the way for the JV squad. Junior K.C. Colvin was a stroke off their pace.

Freshmen Quinton Tews and junior Ryan Mahaffey rounded up CU JV’s performance with rounds of 82 and 86, respectively.

The next day proved more fortuitous for the Aggies, who carded a second day 283 for an overall 574, good enough to push them into third place, five strokes behind the Mustangs and four behind the second-place Rams.

Stahl pushed the team’s pace with a day two score of 66, the second lowest card of the day. The result gave him an overall 138, putting him in a tie for second behind Rolz (137) and getting him a spot on the All-Tournament team.

Ferrell finished just outside of the top ten after matching his 72 from day one for two-day total of 144. Winston carded second day 71 to finish in a tie for 13th, one stroke behind Ferrell’s group. Bounds finished in the top 25 as well, finishing tied for 21st with an overall 147 after a 74 on the day.

McClure rounded out the Black and Gold’s varsity scores with a day two 76, carding a 151 overall and a tie for 39th place.

CU’s JV team also gained ground on their first day placement, finishing seventh with an overall 600 after a 298 on the second day. Jang led the team with a second round 69, which was good enough for eighth with a score of 142.

Littlefield and Colvin tied for 29th with matching 148s, while Mahaffey and Tews rounded out the card with scores of 159 and 160, respectively.

This tournament marked the final appearance of the year for the Aggies, who will hit the links again in the spring.

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